A NSW police officer has been charged with two counts of murder following the disappearance of a Sydney couple.

The 28-year-old man handed himself into police this morning after police named him as a person of interest in the case.

Former Ten presenter Jesse Baird, aged 26, and his Qantas flight attendant partner Luke Davies, aged 29, were last seen on Monday evening.

A taskforce was formed after bloodied possessions belonging to the missing men were found in a skip bin at Cronulla on Wednesday morning and a significant amount of blood was found in Mr Baird’s Paddington apartment.

The Senior Constable facing murder charges is the ex-partner of Mr Baird.

Detective Superintendent Daniel Doherty says a firearm was discharged at the property of Mr Baird.

“A projectile and a firearms cartridge case which matches a police firearm [was located], and that firearm belongs to the 28-year-old man we’ve charged today,”  Detective Superintendent Doherty says.


“The cause of death still has to be established. From what we’ve gathered we’re satisfied and there is sufficient evidence to charge him with murder.”

Police investigations are now centred around a white Toyota HiAce van which police allege has been used to transport and dispose of the bodies.

The van was located in Grays Point today and has been seized for forensic examination.

The van had been hired from a Mascot address on Monday night at 9.30pm.

The murder-accused has been refused bail to appear before Waverley Local Court later today.


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